Here's what the actor has to say about the petition filed by Jamat-ud-Dawah chief at the Pakistan high court...
Kabir Khan's upcoming action film, Phantom starring Saif Ali Khan and Katrina Kaif in lead roles is attracting a lot of attention and not all for the good. The film which is about the 2008 Mumbai attacks features Saif and Katrina as secret agents who are out there to put an end to the Pakistani terrorist group who is show to be behind these attacks and the character Hariz Saeed (chief of the group) seems to have a remarkable resemblance to Hafiz Muhammad Saeed, the chief of Jamat-ud-Dawah. Not surprising then, that Hafiz filed a petition at the Pakistan high court demanding a ban on the film in the country. Saeed maintained that the film has an anti-Pakistan content and contains a "filthy propaganda” against his country. And we aren't the only ones NOT surprised by the demand, Saif too had seen it coming.
At a recent press con, when asked about the ban, Saif said, "I was not surprised when Hafiz Saeed demanded a ban on Phantom. A movie of this kind was bound to be banned in Pakistan." The actor went on to point a finger at Hafiz saying that a few videos of the man that he's seen are full of hate speeches.
Saif openly stated that we need to take drastic actions against the people behind such attacks so that something of this sort never happens again. He said, "Something should be done about such infamous terrorist attacks so that they think twice before executing such a horrendous act."
As far as the ban is concerned, Saif seems to have no worries about it as he's sure that the film will still be viewed on CDs and DVDs.
The film is set to hit screens on August 28, but whether it sees a release in Pakistan or not, is yet to be seen.
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